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#156 Tornado Scrapbook 1925

A second pictorial of the destruction caused by the March 18, 1925 Tri-State tornado, with an emphasis on Murphysboro, Gorham and DeSoto. Approximately 195 pages, including five fold-out pages with panoramic photos. Compiled by Bob Morefield and Myers Walker.


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#158 The Makanda Album

The Society is pleased to announce its newest publication, "The Makanda Album", compiled by Bob Morefield and the late Phoebe Cox. This 55-page book features historical images of, and newspaper articles about, Makanda's business district, churches, school, railroad depot, private residences and several disastrous events that occurred in the village. It also contains images from the surrounding area such as the Marlowe Motel, Boskydell, the Civilian Conservation Corps camp, Giant City Lodge and rock formations in Giant City Park.


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#155 Memories of Murphysboro

Six postcards of Murphysboro scenes (bound)


#159 A Kaskaskia Chronology

A chronology of major events in the history of Old Kaskaskia. List spans 1630-1913. Eight pages in length.


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#160 Murphysboro Centennial Sept 1950

Historic sketches of prominent Jackson County people & places and the 1950 Murphysboro Centennial program. Fifty pages in length.


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#161 James Elias Worthen & Descendants

Family group sheet for eight Worthen family groups compiled by Evelyn Worthen. 140 pages.


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#162 Echoes of Lessons, Laughter and Learning

This publication attempts to identify, locate and describe 146 historical schools which were situated throughout the County’s 16 townships. Many of the schools were established in the late 1800’s. The narratives include information such as the timeframe in which the schools conducted classes, teachers employed by the schools, why schools ceased to operate, and what happened to the building and/or property. The book includes personal recollections of both former teachers and students as well as information about schools in general in the early 20th century. It’s 500 pages are brimming with 280 photographs and 93 memorabilia images!  The book is softcover, 8 ½ x 11 inches in size and bound with spiral binding. The interior pages are double-sided.  

Please order this book separately from other items in order to get the proper shipping.


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